Everyone knows that the internet is the rudest place on earth. Anyone can say anything to anyone while remaining unidentified (and often spineless). So, January's award for fighting anonymous jerkdom goes to Adam Sliwinski of So Percussion. When one of my go-to blogs for music (ok, mostly for free metal downloads), Brooklyn Vegan, posted a somewhat misinformed but honest review of So's recent concert/collaboration with Dan Deacon at Merkin Hall as a part of the ongoing Ecstatic Music festival things got a little dumb in the comments section. And by a little dumb, I mean Youtube level. Adam responded in the comments thread with a well reasoned (and well written) rebuttal to the covert assailants. At first I thought "oh no dude, don't even dignify these clowns with a response," but shortly thereafter the comments became suddenly civil and thoughtful. Well, mostly.
So, good on you, Adam! I think we can all agree that if you're going to talk shit, say it to our collective faces.